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Masai Mara Safari Experience

Overview

Step into a realm where time stands still and where wild wilderness thrives. Imagine yourself engaged in the Kenya Masai Mara safari, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and wonderful wildlife. Magical, right? Our Masai Mara safari packages are crafted to ensure a beautiful and thrilling journey, providing you with the opportunity to witness the incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. As you explore the vast savannah, be prepared for encounters with majestic lions, graceful giraffes, and elusive leopards. For those looking for customised itineraries, check out our Masai Mara tour packages, planned to cater to all preferences and offer a range of experiences, from game drives to guided walks.

Get ready for an expedition filled with awe-inspiring moments and memories to last a lifetime.



Trip Highlights

  • Multiple game drives
  • Morning safaris and afternoon safaris
  • Private 4×4 Landcruiser with top-rated guide
  • One bush breakfast, and one bush dinner
  • Stay in the most premium location of the park
  • Sumptuous dining experience



ITINERARY - 4 Days

Day 1

Reaching Maasai Mara and first game drive

Welcome to Kenya! After you arrive at the Nairobi International Airport, our representative will pick you up and take you to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The drive to the Masai Mara will take around 6 hours. On reaching, you will settle down at the camp and have a filling meal. Post lunch, you will leave for your first game drive. You will spend the whole afternoon witnessing the rich flora and fauna around you. The opulent wildlife sightings will surely strike a chord in your heart. After a beautiful sunset, you will depart for the camp. At the camp, you will have your dinner and take a good night's rest.

Stay: Sentrim Camp, Masai Mara

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2-3

Maasai Mara safaris

From days 2 to 3, you will do morning and afternoon game drives.

Entering the Masai Mara is like stepping into a wildlife wonderland! This legendary national reserve in Kenya is a total safari hotspot. Its vast grasslands are dotted with lions, zebras, wildebeests, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, and many more. It is also referred to as the "Mecca of Wildlife". It's an adventure-packed destination where you will witness jaw-dropping wildlife action.

You will rise early and start for the morning game drive to enjoy the breathtaking views of the green savannas shining brightly in the early hours of the day. Then, you will come back to the camp and have a delicious breakfast. You can also take a power nap after that. By 3, you will leave for the afternoon safari, where you will spend the evening to get maximum wildlife sightings.

You will come back to the camp by 7. Then you can spend a lovely evening listening to some Masai tales. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Optional add-ons

1. Balloon safari in the morning - It is a 45-minute hot air balloon ride followed by champagne bush breakfast. Cost is $450 per person

2. Maasai village visit - Visit a local Maasai village and learn about their culture, shake a leg with them, buy some unique handcrafted souvenirs. Cost is $30 per person

3. Sundowner - Enjoy a 45-minute African sunset experience under a tree with cocktails and snacks. Cost is $45 per person

Stay: Sentrim Camp, Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Departure to Nairobi

On day 4, after a hearty breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the Nairobi International Airport, from where you will take your flight back home.

In the past few days, you've had some surreal experiences in the African savannas. We know it wouldn't be easy leaving the company of the African big five, cheetahs, wildebeest, zebras, etc., but the moments you spent with them will always be with you and will be something you will never forget.

Meals: Breakfast



More Details

About Masai Mara Safari Experience

Located in the Great Rift Valley in the southwest part of Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve is the flagship wildlife park of Kenya. Known as the mother of all wildlife parks, Masai Mara is an ideal place for you to see the African big five, namely the elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo, in all their glory! Being a mecca of wildlife, you will also get to spot other animals like wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, antelope, giraffe, ostrich, hyena, cheetah, and many more. Dominated by grassland savannah, pockets of riparian forest, rocky hills, and acacia woodland intersperse the plains of the National Reserve. It is world-famous for the annual wildebeest migration, in which 2.5 million wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras follow the rains searching for new grass. This Mecca of wildlife is also known for ‘Big Cat Diaries,' the popular series on BBC. With around 500+ bird species, the Kenya Masai Mara Safari is a great chance to spot bird species like the Kori Bustard, Rufous-bellied Heron, Sooty Chat, and many more. Our Masai Mara safari packages will give you a chance to experience breathtaking safaris and incredible wildlife sightings!

DESTINATION STANDARD HOTEL/CAMP NO OF NIGHTS MEALS
MASAI MARA SENTRIM CAMP 03 All meals

olgatuni camp in masai mara safari

Sentrim Mara Camp is located in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, 3 km from Sekenani gate. The entire camp is spread out over 100 acres of tranquil surroundings. The main guest area consists of the Reception, Lounge, Restaurant, Bar, Fire Place, Pool Bar, beauty spa and Swimming Pool. The lodge has a total of 64 en-suite standard, superior tents as well as family houses (Concrete). All rooms are equipped with Private hot shower, In-room safe deposit box, solar power and coffee making facilities.

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game drives at kenya masai mara safari

Masai Mara Safari Packages by Wild Voyager promises a memorable journey into the heart of Africa's wildlife wonderland. With its diverse ecosystem and abundant wildlife, the Masai Mara offers a truly amazing experience for nature enthusiasts, photographers, and wildlife lovers. The Kenya Masai Mara National Park is among the top 10 safari destinations in East Africa that travelers should not miss.

Kenya Masai Mara Safari

As the sun paints the horizon with hues of gold, the Masai Mara comes alive with wildlife that includes the iconic Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. The Mara’s rich biodiversity extends beyond the famous quintet, offering a closeup experience of zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, and an array of vibrant bird species.

Experience the thrill of tracking elusive predators, witness the elegance of giraffes silhouetted against the setting sun, and the spectacle of the Great Migration. With our expert guides leading the way, every moment of your Kenya Masai Mara safari with Wild Voyager’s packages is a curated experience, blending adventure with comfort to ensure your safari is as enjoyable as it is awe-inspiring.

Big Five Animals in Masai Mara

The Masai Mara, known for its diverse wildlife, is home to the majestic Big Five: Lions, African Elephants, Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo, and Leopards. The Big Five refers to the iconic and majestic wildlife that graces the savannahs and woodlands of this awe-inspiring Kenya destination. These animals earned their name because they were fierce and difficult to hunt in the African desert.

Lion: In Kenya witnessing the majestic lions of Masai Mara in their natural habitat is a truly amazing experience that you will for sure get with our safari packages. Observing their regal demeanor and intricate social dynamics is a highlight of our safari. Because it is the largest and fiercest predator on earth, the lion is often referred to as the king of the jungle. The lion's natural prey is among Zebras, impalas, giraffes, and other herbivores, particularly wildebeest. Lions are typically peaceful animals that do not typically look scared by close proximity to people, despite the fact that they have been known to attack humans.

Lion during Masai Mara Safari Packages

African Elephant: The largest land animal in the world. One of the greatest populations of elephants in Africa may be found in the Masai Mara. Elephants may be quite dangerous and have been known to charge at vehicles, people, and other animals when they feel threatened, despite the fact that many people refer to them as gentle giants.

Elephant encounter in Masai Mara Safari Packages

Rhinoceros: The rhinoceros is an endangered species. Even catching a distant glimpse of one will be a treat for your Masai Mara Safari. The black and white rhinos are two different species of rhinoceros. The name "white rhino" comes from the Dutch word "weid," which means wide, rather than the color of the animal, which is actually more of a yellowish grey. This refers to the animal's large, open mouth. They can graze due to their large lips and square jaw. The black rhino, on the other hand, has a mouth that is more pointed, allowing it to consume leaves from nearby bushes and trees. Compared to black rhinos, white rhinos are both larger and more common.

Rhinoceros during Masai Mara Safari Packages

Cape Buffalo: Among the Big Five, the buffalo might be the one that poses the greatest threat to people in Masai Mara. Buffalos are known to charge at astonishing speeds when threatened because they are very territorial and protective. The buffalo are typically found in big herds and in groups. They spend most of their time grazing in floodplains and savannas. The dominant bulls will typically take an aggressive, watchful stance when approached, while the other adults will surround the calves to protect them. The wildness of the Masai Mara is evident while spotting a herd on the savannah.

Buffalo during Masai Mara Safari Packages

Leopards: Leopards are very rarely seen in packs like lions are. Since they mostly hunt at night, they are the most mysterious of the big five. The Masai Mara gives a greater opportunity to see leopards than other reserves. You must keep a close eye out for these animals during the daytime as they are typically hidden under a tree or in the underbrush. The thrill of encountering these secretive and agile cats in their natural habitat is a highlight of any Masai Mara safari.

Leopard during Masai Mara Safari Packages

For a wonderful experience in Kenya, experience our Masai Mara Safari Packages, where you can witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat.



Birdwatching in Masai Mara

Go on a beautiful journey of avian discovery amidst the vast landscapes of the Masai Mara, where birdwatching becomes a serene and exhilarating experience. The diverse ecosystems of Mara’s wildlife wonderland host a spectacular array of bird species, making it a perfect destination for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

The sky and landscapes are filled with avian delights due to the country's more than 450 bird species, which include colorful flamingos, majestic eagles, and acrobatic starlings. A raptor group with 60 different bird species is particularly abundant. The majority of visitors who have taken a birding safari journey to Masai Mara are very interested in the uniqueness of the species they have seen there.

Bird Watching in Kenya Masai Mara Safari

To enhance your Masai Mara’s birdwatching experience, book our guided tours led by knowledgeable experts. Our seasoned guides can identify and provide insights into the behaviors and habits of the avian inhabitants, transforming your birdwatching adventure into an educational and immersive exploration.

Beyond the well-known, the Masai Mara offers exclusive sightings of endemic and migratory bird species. Keep an eye out for the Lilac-breasted Roller with its vibrant plumage or the elusive Secretary Bird striding purposefully through the grass. Every birdwatching tour will give you the chance to encounter species that are unique to this captivating region.

So, whether you're a seasoned birder or a casual observer, the Masai Mara's birdwatching opportunities are bound to leave you amazed. As you traverse the diverse landscapes, each turn of the trail may reveal a new feathered friend, ensuring that your safari experience is not only about the iconic mammals but also about the incredible avian life that calls the Masai Mara home.

Unique Wildlife Encounters

In Kenya, the Masai Mara stands out among safari destinations, providing an abundance of distinctive wildlife experiences. Every safari adventure in the Masai Mara offers a unique and extraordinary tapestry of Kenya’s wildlife. Beyond the famous Big Five, this amazing ecosystem unfolds a diversity of distinctive encounters. Witness the stunning Great Migration as millions of wildebeests and zebras cross the Mara River. Additionally, experience the close encounters with cheetahs and giraffes, each moment showing the wild beauty of nature that awaits in our outstanding Masai Mara Safari Packages.

Kenya Masai Mara Safari

Planning Your Masai Mara Safari

Best Time to Visit Masai Mara

Timing is everything when planning. Although every season in Mara offers diverse experiences, the best time to visit Masai Mara is from July through October to see the Great Migration. The dry season (June to October) presents an outstanding opportunity for predator sightings. However, the wet season, which lasts from November to May, is when the lush green scenery and birds are at their most abundant.

Eventually, to visit Masai Mara, the best time depends on personal preferences and specific wildlife interests. Whether you're drawn to the Great Migration's spectacle, the tranquilly of the low season, or the vibrant birdlife during the wet season, the Masai Mara promises a captivating safari experience year-round. Wild Voyager's expertly guided tours make sure that every season of Masai Mara unfolds its magic, creating memories that will stay long after your journey into this African paradise.

Safari Packing List

Here is a basic packing list for your Kenya Masai Mara Safari packages:

  • Lightweight, neutral-colored clothing and Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.
  • Binoculars and a quality camera with a telephoto lens.
  • Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent and anti-malarial medication.
  • Reusable water bottle and personal first-aid kit.
  • Power bank and adaptors for electronics.

Remember, it's important to consult a healthcare professional before going on a trip to make sure you have all the necessary medications and vaccinations for your Kenya Masai Mara safari adventure.

Photography Tips for Masai Mara

A few general photography tips for Masai Mara are mentioned below:

Golden Hours: Capture Mara's beauty during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset.

Patience is Key: Wildlife photography requires patience; wait for the perfect moment to capture natural behaviors.

Respect Wildlife: Always maintain a safe distance and avoid disturbing the animals for the sake of a photograph.



In a nutshell, your Kenya Masai Mara safari promises to be an educational experience filled with stunning scenery and mind-blowing wildlife encounters. This Kenyan beauty, the Masai Mara, is likely to leave a mark on your soul, whether you're fascinated by the Big Five, the avian wonders, or the special Masai experiences the Mara has to offer. Discover the various lodging alternatives and Masai Mara packages during the best periods to make lifelong memories. Book your Masai Mara Safari Packages with Wild Voyager immediately to start your once-in-a-lifetime experience!




Cost & Terms

DEPARTURE MONTH/YEAR TOUR START DATE TOUR END DATE PER PERSON ON TWIN/DOUBLE SINGLE OCCUPANCY
DEC 2023 Thursday, Dec 28, 2023 Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 $801 $1540
JAN 2024 Thursday, Jan 25, 2024 Sunday, Jan 28 2024 $913 $1602
MAR 2024 Friday, Mar 29, 2024 Monday, Apr 01, 2024 $913 $1602
JUN 2024 Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024 $913 $1602

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST

  • Full board (all meals) accommodation at Masai Mara
  • Top Naturalist for the game Drive
  • Daily Park Permits at Masai Mara
  • Private airport transfers in Nairobi, Nairobi local transport.
  • A litre of drinking water per person per day.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST

  • Travel cost to Nairobi and visa. Visa @ 70 USD per adult.
  • Masai Mara to Nairobi return flight @ 320 USD Per person.
  • Balloon Safari @450 USD per adult.
  • Sundowner @45 USD Per adult.
  • Maasai village visit @30 USD per adult.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary inclusions.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Our billing is in USD, and payment currency is in USD.
  • You can pay online by credit/debit card by clicking "Book now" and selecting Online payment.
  • You can transfer to our US bank after clicking "Book now" and selecting Bank transfer.

THE FINE PRINT

  • A minimum of 4 people are needed to operate the group.
  • All meals included are at the camps/hotels/lodges unless otherwise stated. The meals included in the camps/hotels/lodges cannot be substituted with meals from outside in case such meals are missed for any reason. There will be no compensation for missed meals.
  • On the last day, the exit from Masai Mara is at 10 a.m. If the group decides to extend, they can do so, but one day of extra park fees is applicable.
  • There will be 4X4 private Landcruisers for safaris; travel between destinations may be in a Landcruiser or SUV, either of which will not be air-conditioned.
  • Park permits are subject to change as per the revisions of government authorities. In such a case, we shall notify you, and a differential shall be payable.
  • The Park permits for the Masai Mara National Reserve are valid in the main reserve only. There will be additional fees applicable if you wish to visit Mara Triangle or any private conservancy.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination is mandatory for travel to these countries. Some countries, like India, also make the oral polio vaccine mandatory.
  • The local flights within Africa have a strict baggage allowance of 15 kg. Anything beyond the permissible free luggage allowance will be charged as per the fee advised by the airline.
  • Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for the loss of valuables from the vehicle
  • It is important to maintain strict adherence to national park entry and exit timings, which are usually sunrise to sunset but vary from park to park. Our guides and drivers are trained to adhere to the same. In case we are not able to adhere to any such timings due to delays at your end, like flight delays, shopping delays, or any other delay, you may be denied entry into the park after the official hours, and will not be able to reach your place of accommodation if that is inside the park. In such an instance, you shall be liable to book accommodation outside the park at your own expense.
  • Also, any delay caused in exiting national parks beyond the agreed time slots in this itinerary may attract additional park fees, which will be payable by the guest. In this proposal, the park fees are built in as per the itinerary, and usually in Kenya, park fees are payable in slots of 24 hours, so if we spend extra time over the 24-hour slots as per this itinerary, that is additionally payable on the spot. Similarly, in Tanzania, park fees are per entry per day, so additional park exits/entries beyond this agreed itinerary shall attract extra costs for the additional park fees.
  • African conditions are extremely tough on vehicles. While we meticulously maintain our vehicles at our workshops, you should not expect Africa to be your traditional touring experience. While it's certainly our aim to avoid them, it's important that you set off on your trip knowing that the occasional breakdown can happen and is best treated as part of the African adventure. Due to wet weather, there may be times when we have to take an alternative route, which will mean longer travel times.
  • The indicated driving time between destinations is an estimate and may vary due to prevailing road conditions, weather, and traffic density.
  • Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability until payment is made. Once we receive the booking amount, we will notify you once hotels are booked.
  • Occasionally, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical, or other. In these circumstances, we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.
  • All bank charges, Swift charges, wire transfer charges, intermediary bank charges, payment gateway charges, etc. have to be borne by the payee/guest. We shall not be liable to bear any such charges at our end and shall only consider the net money reaching our bank account after the deduction of such charges as our receipt. In case the total receipts are less than the total tour invoices raised by us (whether due to short payments or due to deductions for charges mentioned in clause 9 above), it will be considered a short payment.
  • All the above are your tour-specific terms and some general terms. For detailed general terms and conditions refer to https://www.wildvoyager.com/terms-conditions/. By booking with us, you explicitly agree to these terms.



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